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FinePoint digital pen system

September 10, 2007 InPlay Technologies has announced an upgrade to its digital pen input technology for tablet PCs. The FinePoint MPD-9xx uses RF technology in the digital pen (versus the analog pen used with many pen computing systems) and electromagnetic technology in the grid which according to InPlay, delivers enhanced accuracy for charting pen tip status, sensitivity and position.  Read More

Learning to love the Matrox TripleHead2Go

September 7, 2007 The quest to try new technologies hands-on is a vexing problem for working journalists in a magazine which exclusively covers emerging technologies, as conception to market times have shrunk to months rather than years and the advance of innovation grows faster each week, like a game of Pacman – it’s an exciting time to be alive, much less working in this industry, BUT, when it comes to trialing things, newer technologies often pop up before you’ve got the last one out of the box and onto the desk. We’re forever looking to use the technology we cover to assist in processing this explosion of information and a few months back I decided that more screen real estate was needed after trailing Apple’s 24 inch iMac and getting a productivity boost– the answer, I hoped, was to spread the array of web pages, email screens, RSS feeds, spreadsheets, word and Acrobat documents Photoshop and Final Cut Pro screens, calendars, to do lists, FTP windows, Skype beckoning regularly and my iTunes life soundtrack controller across an array of screens in the hope it would help me deal with what had become an endless set of layers on my MacBook Pro. So I called up Matrox and asked for the company’s TripleHead2Go system, enabling me to hook three screens to my MacBook, and …  Read More

LaCie five terabyte Biggest S2S

September 5, 2007 Designed for producers of digital content, LaCie's five terabyte Biggest S2S 5-disk RAID system can reach burst transfer rates of up to 200 megabytes per second and can stream non-compressed HD Video in HDTV 1080i and 1080p format.  Read More

Philips and Swarovski unveil digital bling

September 2, 2007 Philips and Swarovski announced their intention to work together to fuse fashion and technology in April this year and the first fruit of the collaboration was shown today at IFA 2007 in Berlin. As digital technology becomes all pervasive, it is inevitable that there will be a market for luxury technology and the Active Crystals collection directly addresses this need, beginning with the release of four USB Memory Keys and four headphones. The only problem is …  Read More

Samsung has updated the Q1 Ultra range

August 30, 2007 Samsung has released three new additions to its Q1 Ultra family of portable PCs, the Q1U-SSDXP, the Q1U-ELXP and the Q1U-XP. Labelled UMPC (ultra-mobile computing devices), the Q1 family is designed to deliver full PC capabilities, multimedia versatility and advanced connectivity when a desktop computer is not an option and a notebook PC is impractical or simply undesirable.  Read More

Cruzer Micro USB Flash drive

August 29, 2007 Not so long ago we were using floppy disks with a 1.44mb capacity to save and transfer documents, even more recently a 500Mb thumb drive seemed like a revolution, but now it's all a matter of routine to be counting in gigabytes. SanDisk has introduced an 8 gigabyte model (that's the equivalent to 5555 floppy disks) of its Cruzer Micro USB Flash drive, double the largest capacity previously available in the Cruzer Micro line.  Read More

VAIO LT HD PC/TV

August 29, 2007 Sony has introduced a new high-definition PC/TV model with Blu-Ray Disc Technology. Featuring a floating glass design, the VAIO LT HD PC/TV is designed as a complete computer entertainment center where you can watch and record analog, digital and cable television programming, including premium HD channels.  Read More

Alphabetically ordered alternative to the QWERTY keyboard

August 27, 2007 The New Standard Keyboard is the latest in a long line of attempts to break the illogical stranglehold that QWERTY has on the keyboard design. The alphabetically ordered, 53 key, US$69.95 model aims to bring simplicity and efficiency to what is still the primary method of computer input.  Read More

Centurion DiskHub

August 23, 2007 Digistore Solutions is set to release a new carousel-like optical data storage hub called the Centurion DiskHub. Capable of holding up to 100 disks and including a built in dual layer DVD/CD rewritable drive (DVD-RW) for read/write functionality, the Centurion DiscHub offers a complete backup, archiving, storage and indexing solution.  Read More

Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook S6410

August 23, 2007 Wouldn’t it be nice to have a notebook that can last all day without having to rely on the AC adapter and finding a point to charge it? That's the vision behind Fujitsu Siemens energy-saving Lifebook S6410. Aimed at business professionals, the notebook has the option of a second battery and a special EcoButton that can reduce the processor’s clock rate, display brightness and power down other components that use lots of energy to deliver up to 10 hours run time without recharging.  Read More

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